Kat V. has experience teaching and singing opera, jazz, musical theater, and pop. She is able to supply the foundations of a strong vocal technique, while teaching students to sing in whichever style they are most interested in. Topics she covers include vocal warm ups and technique, breath support, repertoire building, genre styling, expressivity and musicality, stage presence and much more. Kat has taught students of all age ranges (from 10 yrs – 60 and is happy to extend the range!) She has years of experience teaching music as well as academic subjects in both private and classroom settings. Kat has enjoyed steady success and growth with her students, and is a great teacher for students of all ages and levels.
BM in Vocal Performance from Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Kat grew up in Chicago, studying piano from an early age. She discovered her passion for singing at 12, when she attended Interlochen Arts Camp, where she spent five consecutive summers. In 2008, she began her studies at the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory of Music, intensively studying vocal technique under the direction of Marlene Rosen and Timothy LeFebvre. She graduated from Oberlin’s double degree program with a B.A in comparative literature and a B.M in vocal performance. Since then, Kat has relocated to New York City, where she has been performing with some of the biggest names in contemporary Jazz, such as Pablo Menares, Edward Perez, Felix Lecaros, Nitzan Gavrieli and Uri Gurvich. Kat has sung in festivals across the United States and Europe, including SongFest, Vancouver Early Music, and MSM Summer Voice Festival. Upcoming projects include releasing her debut album of original compositions, and performing with her newly founded 1940’s-influenced Jazz vocal duo.